Chantelle Richmond

Associate Professor
Cross Appointed with First Nations Studies & the Department of Family Medicine

Research Interests

 Chantelle Richmond, PhD, is an Anishinabe scholar from Pic River First Nation.  Her research is framed by community-based approaches that aim to understand how Indigenous heath is affected by processes of environmental dispossession.  Through this work, she seeks to aid in the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge and the implementation of strategies that may foster environmental repossession efforts in affected communities.   Chantelle is an Associate Professor at the University of Western Ontario, where she is Director of the Indigenous Health Lab, and Co-Director of the Indigenous Health and Well-Being Initiative.  Chantelle co-wrote and produced a 60 minute documentary “Gifts from the Elders,” which focused on the preservation of Indigenous Knowledge among Anishinabe communities on the north shore of Lake Superior.  Her research program is supported by a CIHR New Investigator Award and an Ontario Early Researcher Award. 

Publications (past 7 years)

Refereed Journals

 Tobias, J., Richmond, CAM. (2014). "That Land Means Everything to us as Anishinaabe...": Environmental Dispossession and Resilience on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Health and Place, 29: 26-33.

 Big-Canoe, K., Richmond, CAM.  (2014).  Anishinabe youth perceptions about community health: Toward environmental repossession.  Health and Place (26): 127-136. 

Mkandawire, P., Richmond, C.A.M., Dixon, J., Luginaah, I., and Tobias, J. 2013. Hepatitis B in Ghana’s Upper West Region: A Hidden Disease In Need of National Policy Attention. Health and Place.

 Tobias, J.K., Richmond, C.A.M. and Luginaah, I. 2013 'Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) with Indigenous Communities: Producing Respectful and Reciprocal Research' Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics 8(2): 129-140

 Richmond C.A.M., Smith, D. and The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health 2012 'Sense of Belonging in the Urban School Environments of Aboriginal Youth' International Indigenous Policy Journal 3(1)

 Finkelstein, S., Forbes, D. and Richmond, C.A.M. 2012 'Formal Dementia Care among First Nations in Southwestern Ontario' Canadian Journal on Aging 31(3): 257-270

 Richmond, C. and Wilson, K. 2011 'La Santé des Peuples Automchtones / The Health of Indigenous Peoples' in Santé et Geographie Nouveaux Regards par S. Fleuret and A.C. Hoyez (Economica Anthropos: Paris) 115-126

Kulmann, K.A. and Richmond C.A.M. 2011 'Addressing the persistence of Tuberculosis Among the Canadian Inuit Population: The need for a social determinants of health framework' International Indigenous Policy Journal 2(1): 1-16

 Zhou, A.W., Boshart, S., Seelisch, J., Eshaghian, R., McLeod, R., Nisker, J., Richmond, C.A.M. and Howard, J.M. 2011 'Efficacy of a 3-hour Aboriginal health teaching in the medical curriculum: Are we changing student knowledge and attitudes?' Health Education Journal

Richmond, C.A.M. 2009 'The social determinants of Inuit health: A focus on social support in the Canadian Arctic' International Journal of Circumpolar Health 68 (5): 471-487

 Richmond, C.A.M., Dockstator, M.S. and Beavon, D. 2009 'One Path, Many Directions: The Complex and Diverse Nature of Contemporary Aboriginal Reality' Canadian Diversity 7(3): 3-4

 Richmond, C.A.M. and Ross, N.A. 2009 'The determinants of First Nation and Inuit health: A critical population health approach' Health and Place 15(2): 403-411

 Richmond, C.A.M. 2008 'Explaining the paradox of health and social support among Aboriginal Canadians' Canadian Issues Winter: 65-71

 Richmond, C.A.M. and Ross, N.A. 2008 'Social support, material circumstance and health behaviour: Influences on health in First Nation and Inuit Communities of Canada' Social Science and Medicine 67: 1423-1433

Chapters in Books

Richmond, C.A.M (Accepted). 'Indigenous Health.' In D.Richardson, The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, the Earth, Environment, and Technology. (Wiley-Blackwell)

Richmond, C.A.M (2015). The relatedness of people, land and health: Stories from Anishinabe Elders.  In Sarah de Leeuw, Margo Greenwood, and Charlotte Reading "Our health, Our Selves: Determinants of Indigenous Peoples' Health in Canada." (Canadian Scholars' Press Inc.)

  Williams, J., Richmond, C.A.M, (2015) Cross Cultural Issues in Health Psychology in Hadjistavropoulos, T. & Hadjistavropoulos, H. (Editors), Fundamentals of Health Psychology, (Don Mills: Oxforsd University Press).

 Wilson K., Richmond, C.A.M and Snyder M. 'Indigenous Health' in Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behaviour and Society (Wiley-Blackwell)

 Richmond, C. and Wilson, K. (2011) 'La santé de gens Indigènes' in Santé et Géographie, Nouveaux Regards ed Sébastien Fleuret et Anne-Cécile Hoyez 63-80

 Beavon D., Richmond C. and Dockstator, M. (2010) 'Editorial: One Path, Many Directions: The Complex and Diverse Nature of Contemporary Aboriginal Reality' Canadian Diversity

 Richmond C. and Big-Canoe, K. (2010) 'The social determinants of Aboriginal health: Defining a research Agenda for Canada’s Urban Population' in Aboriginal Policy Research: Urban Perspectives ed J. White, J. Peters, D. Beavon and P. Dinsdale (Toronto: Thompson Educational Publishing)

 Wilson, K. and Richmond, C. (2009) 'Indigenous Health and Medicine' in International Encyclopedia of Human Geography ed R. Kitchin and N. Thrift (Oxford: Elsevier Limited) 5: 365-370

  Documentary Film

Richmond, C.A.M. and Fortier, J.M. 2013 Gifts from the Elders 60 minutes Copyright: University of Western Ontario, London
[Companion website:] [TRAILER]

Supervised Graduate Students and Theses Titles

PhD Students StatusTitle
Cindy Graeme, Ph.D,  UWO Geography Current "Rekindling the Flame: An Exploration of the Relationship between Health, Place and Identity among young First Nations men in London, Ontario"
Faith Sekercioglu, Ph.D, UWO Geography Current "Identifying the Barriers and Opportunities for the Implementation of the Safe Drinking Water among Ontario's First Nation communities"

Meghan McMorris, Ph.D, UWO Geography

Current TBD
Joshua Tobias,

Ph.D, UWO Geography (co-supervised)

Complete "We are the Land": Researching Environmental Repossession with Anishinabe Elders"
Julie George, Ph.D Sociology (co-supervised)
Complete Intimate partner violence (IPV) and the social determinants of Aboriginal people's health: A case study of First Nation's women's resilience, resistance and renewal
MA Students StatusTitle
Kyla English,
MSc., UWO Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (co-supervised)
Complete Through the Eyes of Children: First Nations Children's Perceptions of Health
Kassandra Kulmann, MA, UWO Geography Complete "Examining Anishinabe youth perceptions of health and the environment: A qulaitative study"
Katie Big-Canoe, MA, UWO Geography Complete "Preserving traditional knowledge to improve health: knowledge translation with Anishinabe youth and elders"
Sara Finkelstein, MSc. UWO Health Sciences
Complete "Exploring Formal Dementia Care in the Aboriginal Community from South-western Ontario: A Grounded Theory Study"
Joshua Tobias, MA, UWO Geography
Complete "The Hepatitis B epidemic in Ghans's upper West: searching for policy alternatives"

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Courses Taught

GEO 2411G / FNS 2601G - Indigenous Environments

GEO 9116 - Indigenous Health